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Welcome to the Property Advice Newsletter
Written by Independent Chartered Surveyors
of the UK wide network of Property Professionals

Publication date: 10th November 2016

In this month's edition, we explore the impact of the recent Article 50 High Court ruling on the UK property market, announce news of the UK's first techologically advanced residental apartment block and provide the ultimate song list to help with the stress of moving home.

The Property Market Monthly Fact File - November 2016
The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
To read the monthly fact file, click here.

Will the delays to Article 50 affect the housing market?
Whilst October saw a fall in the growth of house prices for the first time since July 2015, estate agents are advising house-buyers and sellers alike not to panic.
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Local Authority properties good investment but still hampered by 70’s prejudices
As demand for housing rises and availability shrinks, large numbers of buyers have broadened their search and are purchasing ex-council properties, flats over commercial premises and houses adjacent to restaurant and bars.
To read the whole article, click here.

Locked door?

Burglary Victims Responsible if their Doors are not Locked
The Assistant Chief Constable of Leicestershire has been reported as stating that the police will no longer investigate crimes of burglary at a property if the victim did not lock their door or secure their premises.
To read the whole article, click here.

Unsuspecting home buyers purchasing new-build homes without the freeholds
A worrying trend is emerging among developers who are building and selling new homes with 999 year leases, but selling on the freehold to investment groups or companies as an income generating enterprise.
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Large scale London redevelopment projects blighted by indecision
Several large-scale, re-development schemes in London have been held up due to indecision on the part of the various interested parties and stakeholders who are deterred by the changing socio-political and economic landscapes predicted this winter.
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Mortgage Market Update
Various sources are claiming that now is as good a time to buy a property as there has ever been, with interest rates low and the property market surging forward. We have compiled stats from various sources around the country to give you an overview of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
To read the whole article, click here.

 Zero-carbon luxury apartment block to be built - on an Industrial Estate
Revised plans have been submitted and approved for a technologically advanced block of luxury apartments to be built on a half acre – euphemistically described as – ‘brownfield’ site. The site, which is located on an industrial estate in Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, is earmarked to be on the H2 Crossrail route.
To read the whole article, click here.

 Prospective Stock Exchange Floatation
The Social Housing Investment Trust is reported to be planning to be the first to list on the full London Stock Exchange as it plans to raise at least quarter of a billion pounds to fund new property acquisitions.
To read the whole article, click here.

 Cutbacks in Common Sense Affecting Property Owners
Two recent cutbacks have adversely affected property owners in different parts of the United Kingdom this past month, which have brought to light the madness of some decisions.
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 Sub-Editor’s Comment
Is Arthur Scargill a Hypocrite?
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And Finally....

Moving home? Our definitive ‘housing moving’ playlist will help…
1. Movin’ on Up, M People;
2. The House that Jack Built, Tracie;
3. Our House, Madness;

To read the full list, click here.

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